McIlroy seeks to solve Sawgrass puzzle as Day eyes another win


"It's great to be back in Italy", he said.

Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week. Stenson is first in driving accuracy percentage, first in greens in regulation percentage and third in scoring average.

Johnson is a 17-time PGA Tour champion - headlined by his 2016 U.S. Open triumph - however the American star has never won The Players Championship. There's a whole lot to like this weekend with the 42-year-old from Sweden.

"I've got the best seat in the house, " Fowler said. I know what it takes and feels like to win and be in that position, and it was more disappointing emotion that came over me past year saying that I feel I've got all this talent.

Four years ago, Spieth, at the tender age of 20, found himself in a tie for the lead heading into the final round of the PGA Tour's flagship event of the season, only to falter on the Sunday with a 74 to finish tied fourth. Give me the Italian and +5500 odds.

"It's just situations like that where the patience I seem to display at Augusta (National, venue for the Masters), out here the last couple years I just haven't had that patience". Eventually Kuchar has to get over the hump as long as he keeps chipping away. "Because it can take you 18 holes to work yourself back to the position you were, and then the tournament's over and you're nowhere again". There are just five two-time winners at TPC Sawgrass, and not since Hal Sutton in 2000 has there been a repeat victor in any 10-year span. With +6600 odds, Kuchar may be worth a look. This is not a place to go out and try and force birdies and I think that's where I've gone the last few years that's gotten me in trouble.

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Woods finished 55th at last week's Wells Fargo Championship having returned to golf last November.

At the 2008 Players Championship, Sergio Garcia found himself in a playoff with fun-loving Paul Goydos.

The majors have all been running significantly longer than the Players, but it still serves to illustrate how hard a tournament it is to win. That should take Kim Si-woo off most betting cards.

While Woods was finishing up his press conference Tuesday, Masters champion Patrick Reed stood in the back of the room awaiting his news conference and asked Woods, "Are you going to be wearing the Nike pink [shirt] on Thursday?"

Lahiri has missed the cut at the PLAYERS twice, but is eager to set that right this week. He's like a hybrid of M.J. and Magic [Johnson], which is so different, because he's bringing the ball up a lot.